Hennessy Cocktails: 3 Recipes With New Limited Edition Featuring Graffiti Artist JonOne

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With an energy that has come to define his style, JonOne built layer upon layer of freestyle splashes of color, intermixed with Hennessy’s own imagery in the creation of the bottle design, echoing the complex layers of flavors and aromas the Master Blender creates during the blending process. Photo: Courtesy

Born John Andrew Perello in Spanish Harlem in 1963, JonOne today is an icon among urban street artists. Hennessy has a long history of celebrating the arts and has become recognized for its innovative artistic collaborations with prominent cultural influencers from various creative disciplines.

The brand selected him for his creativity, authenticity, and innovation. JonOne took inspiration from the history of the Maison and from the iconic Very Special bottle to realize Hennessy’s canvas. The bottle design was inspired by JonOne’s own positive energy and is meant to give hope inspired by an explosion of colors, like a rainbow.

The design colors are those used by the artist in his own artwork, bringing color to the mix, creating a joyful yet sophisticated design. His energetic techniques use a lot of paint: splashes and drips of colors are part of JonOne’s universe.

The bottle is the latest in Hennessy’s series of collaborations with internationally renowned artists previously including KAWS, Futura, Os Gêmeos, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, and – most recently, Scott Campbell (the celebrity tattoo artist designed the 6th annual bottle in 2016.)

Enjoy the world’s favorite cognac with these artsy cocktails:

  • PRIMARY COLORS BY JONONE – RED

red Red cocktail Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by JonOne Photo: Courtesy of Hennessy

1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S Red

0.25 oz. Cinnamon Syrup

0.5 oz. Lime Juice

3 oz. Ginger Beer

DIRECTIONS:

Pour Hennessy, cinnamon syrup and lime juice; add ice and top with ginger beer

  • PRIMARY COLORS BY JONONE – BLUE

blue Blue cocktail Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by JonOne Photo: Courtesy of Hennessy

1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S Blue

4 oz. Tonic Water

DIRECTIONS:

Pour Hennessy over ice and top with tonic water.

  • PRIMARY COLORS BY JONONE – YELLOW

YELLOW Yellow cocktail Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by JonOne Photo: Courtesy of Hennessy

1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S Yellow

0.5 oz. Lemongrass syrup

0.5 oz. Yuzu Juice

3 oz. Ginger Beer

Lemongrass stick

DIRECTIONS

Combine Hennessy, lemongrass syrup and yuzu juice; add ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemongrass stick.

 

 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.